Master of Environmental Law

University of Newcastle

The Master of Environmental Law at the University of Newcastle is designed to equip legal and non-legal professionals with a deeper knowledge of Environmental Law, through a unique, professionally focused and interdisciplinary program. Students will learn from distinguished and experienced academics from Australia and overseas in the areas of Law, Environmental and Life Sciences, Business and Architecture and Built Environment. The Master of Environmental Law is a professionally-focused and interdisciplinary program that will expose students to new perspectives and deep analyses of environmental law issues, ensuring high quality teaching and learning experiences for students.Graduates of this program will be equipped with advanced knowledge and skills, positioning them to engage in further education, research and professional development in Australia and across the world. This is the only legal postgraduate program in Australia that offers students the opportunity to obtain certification by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and/or the United Nations Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Course Fee:

Australian: $24,785
International: $34,115

Entry Requirements:

AQF Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree in a related field such as law, environmental science, environmental resource management, environmental planning, architecture, engineering and surveying, or human and physical geography; or AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a related field such as law, environmental science, environmental resource management, environmental planning, architecture, engineering and surveying, or human and physical geography; or AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in a related field law, environmental science, environmental resource management, environmental planning, architecture, engineering and surveying, or human and physical geography, and have at least one year relevant work experience; or AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in not in a related field and have at least two years' relevant work experience; or at least seven years relevant work experiences, of which two years should have been in a management position in law, environmental science, environmental resource management, environmental planning, architecture, engineering and surveying, or human and physical geography, for instance as: a project manager within an environmental discipline; a professional with experience in mentoring, training or supervising the quality of professional work; or as a manager or consultant working in a field related to the environment.

Structure:

80 units (8 courses worth 10 units each) as follows: 10 units of core courses, 20 units of directed core courses, and 50 units of directed elective courses (including at least one course from Group A and one course from Group B. The remaining 30 units of directed elective courses may be chosen from either Group A or Group B).

Subjects you can Study:

Environment Law, Environmental Management, Economics of Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Dispute Resolution and Mediation Skills, Disaster Management.

Recognition:

This is the only legal postgraduate program in Australia that offers students the opportunity to obtain certification by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and/or the United Nations Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Newcastle City Precinct No info Yes Part time 4 years
Newcastle City Precinct No info Yes Full time 1 year

A world-class university

For more than 50 years, the University of Newcastle has helped shape over 37,000 students from 114 countries to be some of the world’s greatest thinkers, creators, leaders, innovators and change makers. 

Our commitment to delivering world-class education to talented students from all walks of life has seen us ranked 207th in the world and a Top 10 university in Australia (QS World University Rankings 2020). 

Our state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technologies and inspiring, vibrant and innovative environments are ideal for connecting learning and lifestyle. 

From using virtual reality technology to train midwives, to helping education students develop their skills in a simulated classroom, innovation is at the centre of all we do.  You’ll learn from industry leaders across all our campuses — Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast, Sydney, Port Macquarie and Singapore.  

Real-world experience

We take education outside the classroom and beyond the textbooks. Our strong partnerships with local and global organisations ensure everything you study is shaped by the real world. That means access to internships, work experience and industry connection, across all our degrees.

Maybe you’re keen to take your studies around the world? With more than 100 partner universities spanning all major continents, we’ve got you covered when it comes to studying abroad. 

An entry option to suit you

If you’re not quite sure whether attending university is possible for you, we hear you. 

Helping people access higher education is in our DNA. In fact, we are #1 University in NSW for Social Equity (Good Universities Guide 2019), and proud to be the largest provider of pathway programs in Australia. So, if you didn’t quite get the marks you expected or financial stress is holding you back, get in touch with us. 

If studying and living in Newcastle sounds like the right thing for you – we want to help you make it happen. 

We offer hundreds of scholarships to support our Indigenous students, students with educational or financial disadvantage, elite athletes, students with academic excellence and many more. 

Laid-back lifestyle

When it comes to the Newcastle lifestyle, you can’t go wrong. Think stunning beaches, public art, a buzzing music scene, chilled-out cafes, eclectic markets, micro-breweries and small bars. The people are friendly and the coffee culture is taken seriously. 

Need a place to stay? You might want to take advantage of our award-winning student accommodation. Living on-campus is ideal if you’re looking to meet new friends, get involved with social activities and have access to countless amenities. 

The services available on campus are designed to create a vibrant and dynamic environment for student life. These include cafes and bars, clubs and societies, accommodation, fitness centres, swimming pools, transport, restaurants and more.

So whether you’re finishing high school this year, changing career direction or contemplating study for the first time, now’s the time to take the leap. 

Choose a university that embraces new technologies and pushes boundaries. That connects you with industry and helps you stand out in the crowd. 

 

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